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During October half-term, the Green Influencers project is running a number of activities (from 26th-28th October) across Grimsby and Cleethorpes. These are a great opportunity to get involved with green or environmental activities whilst having fun. Read the poster below and then get in contact with Liz at VANEL (email@example.com) if you want to book […]
Young Reporters has been running for over seven years now and is an opportunity for young people aged between 12 and 19, who can write a weekly column which is published in the Grimsby Telegraph covering a huge range of topics. It has also been a finalist for 3 awards both locally and nationally. Groups […]
When someone mentions October, we usually think of Halloween or the time of year when we begin to enter Autumn. But there’s another importance of our tenth calendar month – Black History Month. Black History Month highlights the history forgotten from our school textbooks and the significance of African, Asian, and Caribbean people. First celebrated […]
When lockdown started in March last year, we were restricted in more ways than one. Although staying at home was the safest option and helped save lives, you can’t deny the substantial impact COVID had on the live music sector as well as on our lives, those organisations and staff who support the musicians through […]
This week sport saw history made. As an individual studying PE as a GCSE subject, this moment struck a chord, even though tennis is not a personal interest. It was a time that struck the hearts of many in the nation, indeed the world. Emma Raducanu. A miraculous young woman made history this week by […]
The VANEL Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2021 will take place on Thursday 14th October 2021 at 10.30am. It will be held at 82 Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes plus online (via Zoom). Please Reply and let us know if you will be able to attend and whether you are wishing to attend in person or online. […]
West Marsh Wallet funding pot open for applications for projects improving community safety in central area of West Marsh
The West Marsh Wallet is a pot of grant funding available to run projects in a very specific part of West Marsh. The funding is administered through VANEL and the closing date is 23rd September 2021. A panel will then select projects to be funded. The funding is very specific and must tackle issues related […]
I hate to bring up the topic in which has been on our minds, in our lives and on the news every single day, however I must address the very rumours that this ever present illness has presented… ‘Covid19 lies’, ‘COVID isn’t real’ I am speechless with some of the headlines of magazines, and topics […]
Currently, as I’m writing this, I’m on a Jet 2 plane on my way home from Portugal. A mask on my face, a window seat, my music in, the plane not even half full. I feel the most relaxed on holiday that I have ever felt. It’s summer, and everyone is either thinking of a […]
Participating in Youth Action, and starting the Your Voice, Your Vote ballot, highlighted issues for young people that are quite often overlooked. My series, throughout these two months, focuses on the main issues for young people in North East Lincolnshire, ways you can help and start these conversations with your children or even your grandchildren. […]
VANEL secures National Lottery Heritage Fund support Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £10,000 for an exciting heritage project, to create VANEL community heritage TV programmes, in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on North East Lincolnshire residents […]
Our parents never discussed your thoughts on having a sibling, of how you’d feel growing up with, a sibling. Especially as the middle and youngest child, you are given no choice/ time to react to your siblings, they just are there. I had always wished for a sibling, specifically a sister, since the moment I […]
We all have experiences good and bad, that shape who we are today. The harder experiences are the more complex it takes to process in our brains, so to process and try and cope with these difficult times we may use humour. Now this isn’t a bad way of coping at all. In fact, it’s […]
This is an article written by Young Reporter Grace Trippitt to remember her experiences at the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in 2017. Article appeared in the Grimsby Telegraph on 22nd May 2021 here. My most difficult article by far to write. Thinking of the frame to present this in is far from easy. This is […]
Assumingly, the majority of people change the channel when Eurovision comes on your tv every springtime. Just hear me out, what if you didn’t pick up the remote and submerged yourself in all things European for a few hours. Now would that be so bad? The Eurovision Song Contest first aired in the UK around […]
When Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for UK’s Education, announced that year 11s and 13s would receive teacher assessed grades, I was quite relaxed. But as the summer came, Year 12s were in a state of inconsistency up until this February when he announced the current year would be receiving them too. The mock […]
Since the beginning of last month, every conversation has touched on the topic of women’s rights. From the controversy surrounding the fact the vigil was held in the pandemic to the way even those thought to protect may be seen differently, everyone was talking about it. On the 3rd of March of this year, we […]
Love. It’s the most complicated feelings and aspects of human life. It is so painful, yet so excruciatingly craved by us all. It makes us act crazy, stupid, silly, it makes us weep, scream; it makes us numb. But through all of that pain and silliness, comes an indescribable type of joy, an indescribable type […]
As humans we are born with the capacity to talk, think, learn, grow. But this isn’t the case for millions of people all over the globe. Many have hidden disabilities you maybe don’t realise exist. Mostly as we get older we take responsibility for ourselves. But, for those children who grow up with a learning/ […]
VANEL recently featured in a UK Youth e-newsletter with a “Meet VANEL” feature. Read on to read the article.